Harvey H. White

Mar 24, 2020
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Private Graveside Services: took place with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Waterloo. Military honors were conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard. A video of the service is posted below and condolences may also be left on the website to be conveyed to the family.



Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to the family or a charity of the donor's choice in Harvey’s name. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Harvey H. White, 100, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home.

He was born August 18, 1919, in Rockford, IA, son of Fannie Dickerman (White). Harvey graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1937.

He served with the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Harvey married Belva Marie Michael June 9, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; she died April 15, 2015.

He was a machinist at Construction Machinery Company (CMC) in Waterloo for 40 years; retiring in 1980.

Harvey was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church (later Unity Presbyterian Church). He was also a member of a local amateur radio association.

Harvey is survived by his son, Gary (Linda) White of Monmouth‚ IL; son-in-law, John Countryman of Land O Lakes‚ FL; granddaughter, Whitney (Rob) Kavanaugh of Shrewsbury‚ MA; two nieces, Joanne (Craig) Eggleston of Waterloo‚ and Cindy Kruckeburg of Cedar Falls; three nephews, Dick (Beverly) Michael of Cedar Falls‚ Tim (Beverly) Harper of Cherryvale‚ KS, and Wayne (Linda) Michael of Smyrna, TN; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother; wife; daughter, Sandra Countryman; sister, Ruth Cunningham; and an infant brother.

Harvey built his own house south of Waterloo. He was very talented at repairing things. He could fix just about anything. He would go to garage sales to buy old machines to fix and resell. Harvey liked to fly his airplane. He enjoyed spending time in Florida with Belva and fishing trips in Minnesota and Canada. He was meticulous about his flower garden and loved to work outside.

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  1. Greg and Anne Hoekstra | Mar 28, 2020

    So sorry for your loss, Gary.  Our condolences. 






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